of people with glaucoma are unaware of it at the time of diagnosis.
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All about Glaucoma
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve, which carries images from the eye to the brain.
Glaucoma is treated by lowering the pressure inside the eye with medication, laser therapy, surgery, or a combination of glaucoma treatments.
What is MIGS?
Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) uses microscopic equipment and tiny incisions to treat glaucoma.
Minimally invasive procedures
Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery is the latest advance in surgical treatment for glaucoma, which aims to reduce intraocular pressure by either increasing outflow of aqueous humor or reducing its production. MIGS comprises a group of surgical procedures which share common features. MIGS procedures involve a minimally invasive approach, often with small cuts or micro-incisions through the cornea that causes the least amount of trauma to surrounding scleral and conjunctival tissues. While some of these procedures have traditionally been labelled MIGS and others have not, in common they are minimally invasive though they differ in mechanism of action.
The iStent is a tiny one millimetre tube implanted into the eye to lower eye pressure and reduce the need for eye drop medications.
The Hydrus Microstent is a small flexible scaffold inserted into the natural drainage channel of the eye to lower eye pressure and reduce the need for eye drop medication.
XEN Gel Implant
The XEN Gel Implant is a very small flexible tube that creates a new pathway for fluid to drain from the eye, reducing eye pressure.
The Preserflo Microshunt is an extremely small micro-tube that allows fluid to drain from the front part of the eye to a space under the skin of the eye.
The Trabectome increases the natural drainage of fluid from the eye by removing a portion of the drain that can become blocked in glaucoma.
A laser procedure performed at the same time or after cataract surgery to lower eye pressure.
A non-invasive laser treatment of the part of the eye that produces fluid. Designed to allow tissue to cool between pulses, minimising tissue damage.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
Delivers high frequency ultrasound precisely to the part of the eye that produces fluid.
Trabeculectomy is an operation to lower the pressure in the eye. It is performed by creating a small channel in the wall of the eye which is covered by a thin trap.
An aqueous shunt is a small silicone tube that drains fluid from inside the eye to a small reservoir which sits next to the white part of the eye.